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Anselm Leitner, 93, of Bennington, a retired dairy farmer, died Monday (Oct. 29, 2001) in United Memorial Medical Center, Batavia, after a brief illness.

A native of Osnabruck, Germany, he attended school in Germany and came to the United States in 1930. He and Margaret M. Wuethrich were married in 1931. She died in 1991.

Leitner was a longtime supporter of the Buffalo Zither Club and a past member of the Bennington Fire Department.

Surviving are two sons, Paul of Bennington and Fritz of Raleigh, N.C.; three daughters, Marie Muller of West Seneca, Heidi Smith of Alexander and Susie of Bennington; 13 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica.

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